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    Rudolf Koch and Fritz Kredel. Das Blumenbuch. Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1942.

    First thus. Small folio. Pages unnumbered. Eighty hand-colored wood engravings of flowers originally drawn by Koch and engraved by Kredel.

    Bound in full vellum with gilt titles and rules. Vellum boards have bowed; else, fine.

    Rudolf Koch was a leading German calligrapher, typographic artist and teacher who, in the 1920s, invited Fritz Kredel to join his studio where Kredel perfected the art of making woodcuts. Das Blumenbuch (The Flower Book), originally published in an expanded edition in 1929-30, was the first collaboration between the two artists and was Kredel's first major book commission. This collaboration is regarded by many as their masterpiece.

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